What is a possible sentence? What would they give for a first plea because he's going to sign. Do you think there will be jail/prison time?
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Yeah, this is a DOC case, especially w the assault on an officer. With a prior, even an F6, he may well go on to the repeat offender sentencing chart, rendering him not eligible for probation at all in this case. I also strongly suggest you contact a skilled local Phoenix attorney for a free consult on this case!
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The initial offer from the prosecutor will likely be to plead it down to a class 6 felony, but would require a term in prison.
These kinds of cases can vary widely, however, as agg assault on an officer can be charged for very minor behavior. If that is the case, you can sometimes get a better result. Also, a good criminal defense attorney will take a look at the prior class 6 felony and see if there is a potential to change it to a misdemeanor.
In short, it is often a mistake to rush into a plea without having a defense attorney look into all the details and options.
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